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On tax day, Governor Bob McDonnell signed four bills centered on instituting government reform in Virginia and saving taxpayer dollars. The Governor signed HB485, patroned by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, initiating a management and financial audit of a number of state agencies; HB42 and SB201, patroned by Delegate Glenn Oder and Senator Harry Blevins respectively, requiring a performance audit on VDOT; and, SB506, patroned by Senator Ralph Smith, banning the receipt of political contributions to the governor during the procurement process for contracts in excess of $5 million. McDonnell signed the bills in advance of announcing the membership of his government reform commission next week. The Governor's second Executive Order, issued on Inauguration day, established the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring, a comprehensive effort to look for all means by which government can be made more effective and efficient. www.governor.virginia.gov
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Slavery omitted in Virginia Confederate proclamation Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, reported by mainstream media to be a moderate Republican signed a proclamation to celebrate the Civil War with one key omission any mention of slavery. Governor McDonnell has turned back the clock in Virginia on racism and hatred during his first few months in office. The mainstream media should take notice and correct their assessment. Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder comments on the historic revisionism from his perspective as the grandson of slaves. Opinion thanks to various news reports and featured segment from MSNBC Hardball with host Chris Matthews.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell calls omitting any reference to slavery when declaring Confederate History Month a mistake.
...and the creation of 41 new jobs is important for Waynesboro and important for the manufacturing sector in Virginia," said Governor McDonnell. "PGI has experienced success in the Commonwealth, and this planned expansion enables the company to increase both...
On March 31st, 2010, President Barack Obama announced that Virginia will be the first state on the East Coast to explore for and produce natural gas and oil offshore. Governor Bob McDonnell has been a longtime proponent of this important policy since the federal moratorium on Atlantic drilling ended in 2008. Coastal exploration and drilling that will lead to thousands of new jobs and billions in economic impact in Virginia. Read the Governor's statement: www.governor.virginia.gov
Governor Bob McDonnell signs the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act in a mid-afternoon ceremony in Richmond, VA. He was joined at the bill signing by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Senators Steve Martin, Fred Quayle, and Jill Vogel and Delegate Bob Marshall. Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel also participated in the event. The signing ceremony was held in the Governor's Cabinet conference room in the Patrick Henry Building on Capitol Square.
Rachel Maddow- Virginia governor plays games with gay civil rights
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McDonnell announces statewide pothole blitzWDBJ7.comGovernor Bob McDonnell has directed the Virginia Department of Transportation to focus efforts on repairing potholes in March. Governor Bob McDonnell has ...McDonnell says March will be 'pothole month' in Va.Charlottesville Daily ProgressGovernor McDonnellSEIU (blog)Why Would He Do It?The BreezeThe Virginian-Pilot -MarketWatch (press release) -Politics Daily (blog)all 39 news articles »
Sen. Lamar Alexander makes opening remarks at White House health summitWashington PostAs a former governor, I also want to try to represent governors' views. They have a big stake in it. I know you met with some governors just the last few ...and more »
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Washington PostGovernor's charter school plan faces major testThe Virginian-PilotBut it's not just up to the governor to change legislation, said Todd Ziebarth with the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Virginia needs a ...McDonnell's charter school plan faces resistance from local officialsWashington PostMcDonnell Meets With Lawmakers On JobsNBC 29 NewsMcDonnell lobbies legislators on charter school proposalRichmond Times DispatchOptoIQ: Lasers for Manufacturing -Daily Press -Washington Post (blog)all 116 news articles »
WSLS.comVirginia governor signs law to suspend electric rate hikesKingsport Times NewsBob McDonnell's signature on his first piece of legislation will be stamped on future electric bills for Southwest Virginia residents. ...Governor signs Apco electric-rate increase repeal billsRichmond Times DispatchGovernor signs bill to cut electricity rateLynchburg News and AdvanceLights out on APCO hikeBluefield Daily TelegraphSouthwest Virginia Today -Martinsville Bulletin -The Virginian-Pilotall 54 news articles »
Recently elected Virginia Governor Bob mcdonnell wasted no time showing his true colors. He signed an executive order purposely leaving out the gay and transgendered communities from protection under Virginia's law concerning discrimination in the workforce. The story: rawstory.com Join us on Facebook www.facebook.com Follow our Tweets twitter.com
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In private, Virginia governor pushes deep budget cutsWashington Post... groups of legislators for weeks behind closed doors -- a departure from the way governors have conveyed their budget priorities in Virginia for decades. ...Virginia Governor Reverses Gay Protections OrderOn Top MagazineDNC Assails Republicans as Hypocritical for Accepting Stimulus MoneyFOXNewsBill to increase Virginia speeds to 70 mph moves to governorLand Line MagazineC-Ville Weekly -News Channel 8 -Gov Monitorall 283 news articles »
Bob Harper, personal trainer from "The Biggest Loser," speaks to Virginia state employees about getting healthy. Governor Bob mcdonnell launches the Governor's Healthy Workforce Challenge 2010.
...of Governor of Virginia to be a full-time job. As I said, this is a law that shouldn't be necessary. Unfortunately, two Virginia governors in recent years didn't think being chief executive of Virginia required their full attention. During part of his term...
RICHMOND, Va. —Approximately 300 personnel from the Virginia Department of Military Affairs were on duty in Richmond Jan. 16 supporting the inauguration of Bob mcdonnell as the 71st Governor of Virginia. Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard and members of the Virginia Defense Force conducted a variety of missions including providing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute, conducting a flyover with F-22 Raptors and providing command and control of the inaugural parade elements. A formation of Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen also led the inaugural parade. Find the full story here: vko.va.ngb.army.mil
Human microchips seen by some in Virginia House as device of antichrist www.washingtonpost.com RFID Legislation passed in Virginia House Bill text: leg1.state.va.us Dr. Katherine Albrecht Radio Show www.katherinealbrecht.com ----------------------------------------- Council Of Governors Takes Shape libertynewsradio.com The 10 governors (and one of them is not even a State governor) selected by Obama are: *Governor James Douglas (R-Vermont) *Co-chair *Governor Chris Gregoire (D-Washington) *Co-chair Governor Brad Henry (D-Oklahoma) Governor Jay Nixon (D-Missouri) Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Maryland) Governor Janice Brewer (R-Arizona) Governor Bob mcdonnell (R-Virginia) Governor Michael Rounds (R-South Dakota) Governor Beverly Perdue (D-North Carolina) Governor Luis G. Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico)
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Governor Bob mcdonnell held an afternoon press conference to unveil The Opportunity to Learn, his education reform legislative package for this current session of the General Assembly designed to offer options and innovation for all Virginia schoolchildren, but especially those who are at-risk or in underperforming school systems. The Opportunity to Learn package is highlighted by measures to facilitate the expansion of high quality charter schools in the Commonwealth, and further utilize and incorporate virtual and college laboratory schools into Virginias public school system. mcdonnell was joined at the event by a bipartisan group of Virginia leaders, all united in support of greater educational options for Virginia students. Among those in attendance were former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder; Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson; Delegate Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg); and Senator Steve Newman (R-Lynchburg). Also at todays event were representatives from the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as parents and prospective students at the soon-to-open Patrick Henry Charter School in Richmond. Hampton University President Bill Harvey, a supporter of the legislation, was unable to attend as scheduled due to winter weather.
At a morning news conference at the State Capitol, Virginia Governor Bob mcdonnell, joined by legislators from both sides of the aisle, introduces his Jobs and Opportunity Agenda. The legislative package consists of 20 pieces of legislation, as well as previously announced budget amendments, all focused on spurring job creation, promoting economic development and creating more opportunities for Virginians.
Bob McDonnell is a self-professed Pinot Grigio and White Zinfandel drinker. He's also the new Republican governor of Virginia and is taking aim at the commonwealth's oppressive and inefficient state-owned liquor monopoly. More than a dozen states still completely control the sales and distribution of all distilled spirits. The result? Higher payrolls for state governments (state-workers are public-sector employees after all) and rotten selection and service for customers (state-sanctioned monopolies tend to diminish the shopping experience). Despite a reputation as a social conservative, McDonnell thinks that state-run liquor stores are a bad idea from both pragmatic and philosophical perspectives. Given budget crises, says McDonnell, "we can't just do things the same old way.... Certainly there's nothing I gleaned from the [Virginia] constitution that would have me think it's better or required to have the government controlling distilled spirits." States such as West Virginia and Iowa have gained millions of dollars in new tax and license revenues by privatizing liquor sales, says Reason Foundation policy analyst Len Gilroy. And they've also cut government expenditures by millions of dollars as well. Will Virginia join them? McDonnell invited Reason.tv to come back in a year and check in with him. Sure thing, Mr. Governor. We'll bring the questions. You can bring the White Zinfandel. Approximately 4.30 minutes. Written and produced by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie ...
Governor Bob McDonnell delivered his first State of the Commonwealth address on January 18, 2010, to a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly at the historic state capitol in Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia Governor Bob mcdonnell, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are administered their oath of office on the steps of the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 16, 2010. mcdonnell becomes the 71st governor of the Commonwealth.
Virginia's new Governor Bob McDonnell, is officially on the job. Around 4 thousand people witnessed the first Inauguration in Richmond in 8 years. The 71st governor enjoyed a packed crowd and perfect weather as he took on the oath of office. Each aspect of this event was carefully planned and executed. But planning an Inauguration and running a state are two different things and McDonnell acknowledged that there are tough times ahead. "Competition for jobs is intense among the states, and between nations," said the new Governor during his inaugural address. "States are aggressively positioning themselves to best appeal to job creators and entrepreneurs" But instead of making excuses, McDonnell pointed to his legendary predecessors. Men like Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry, who had issues of their own to deal with. "New opportunity helped them meet the challenges of their time," he said. "Greater opportunity will help us meet the challenges of ours. And McDonnell was all smiles as he celebrated being sworn in. But his campaign and his speech today showed that he has some big goals and he is going to have to get to work right away in order to accomplish them." "Where opportunity is absent, we must create it. Where opportunity is limited, we must expand it. Where opportunity is unequal, we must make it open to everyone." Fostering that opportunity is what this new governor hopes will be the trademark of his administration.
Virginia Governor and outgoing Chesapeake Executive Council Chair Timothy Kaine speaks at a meeting of the Executive Council in January 2010
President Obama had quite a surprise for outgoing Governor Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as he called into Kaine's monthly radio show, "Ask the Governor" on CBS Radio affiliate WTOP, Washington. Obama first introduced himself as "Barry from DC" before revealing his identity and congratulate Kaine on four years of public service.
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Bob McDonnell Defeats Creigh Deeds to Claim Virginia Governor Seat - Nov 03, 2009
The GOP staged a comeback in Virginia, with Republican Bob mcdonnell winning handily over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the race for governor. AP correspondent Julie Pace reports. (Nov. 3)
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Princeton University Prof. Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks with Rachel Maddow about the final stretch for the governor races in New Jersey and Virginia ahead of election day and what the results of those elections will say about the Democratic political machine.
Governor Palin is making robocalls for the governor's race in Viriginia. "Virginia, hello, this is Sarah Palin calling to urge you to go to the polls Tuesday and vote for share our principles,The eyes of America will be on Virginia and make no mistake about it, every vote counts. So dont take anything for granted, vote your values on Tuesday, and urge your friends and family to vote, too. Thank you."
Greg interviews Creigh Deeds (Democrat for Governor of Virginia) and Bob McDonnell (Republican for Governor of Virginia) at the Leesburg Halloween Parade on The Daily Greg.
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Republican Bob mcdonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds both want to govern the Commonwealth of Virginia. But can either of them make a decent youtube video? Deed's Labor Day www.youtube.com mcdonnell Supporters www.youtube.com mcdonnell with Reporters www.youtube.com Deeds Triple Take www.youtube.com These are Your Friends www.youtube.com
Jody Wagner for Virginia Lt. Governor launches her first ad of the general election.
Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine, announces GED and Lifelong Learning Week in the Commonwealth, to be held October 19-23, 2009.
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Governor Timothy M. Kaine helped launch Get Square VA, a program administered by the Virginia Department of Taxation offering amnesty to delinquent taxpayers who pay their back taxes between October 7, 2009 and December 5, 2009.
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling is on 7 Virginia Boards and Commissions, and he's invited to every meeting of the Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates. He's been a no-show for 61 of 65 meetings. Bolling was a no-show for 61 of 65 meetings, so this security footage from his office shouldn't surprise you.